The Nebraska HIIN will be receiving the AHA Performance Improvement Award based on the exemplary improvement we have achieved on the AHA/HRET HIIN program. “This award speaks not only to the outstanding efforts by our NHA HIIN staff; Dana Steiner and Andrea Cramer-Price; but, most importantly, to the hospital quality leaders who are giving great patient care and making sure their data tells that story effectively,” remarked Margaret Woeppel, VP Quality Initiatives for the Nebraska Hospital Association.
Nebraska hospital quality leaders have been tackling progressively more difficult CMS driven metrics in the quest for safe patient care. HRET-HIIN has tasked our member hospitals with reducing patient harm by 20% and readmissions by 12% as evidence of 90% of hospitals submitting complete data on a monthly basis and demonstrating improvement in 70% of applicable measures.
In the past year, the focus has been on:
- increased transparency
- implementation of a statewide rural QI residency program
- publishing best practices related to opioid management
- providing an easy to access resource database
- developing appropriate communication and touchpoints between hospitals and NHA staff
In the upcoming year, in addition to running rapid improvement programs on HIIN designated metrics, we look forward to specific work on a culture of patient safety, sepsis, transitions of care, violence, patient family engagement and disparities.
The 2019 AHA Performance Improvement awards presentation will take place on Wednesday, July 24
in conjunction with the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.
Nebraska Foster Care Review Office is seeking volunteers for one of 54 Foster Care Review Boards statewide. Learn more at http://www.fcro.nebraska.gov. Members of local foster care review boards meet monthly to review the 4-5 cases consisting of 5-8 children/youth who are either in out-of-home care (abuse/neglect or probation cases) or abuse/neglect cases where a child is home for a trial home visit. Please review the responsibilities and steps of the board application process for this critically important role and if interested, please fill out their application: http://www.fcro.nebraska.gov/pdf/2018-review-board-member-app … Continue reading →
ATTENTION NEBRASKA NURSE LEADERS! The Center for Nursing Foundation is asking for all Nebraska nurses to help by making a pre-sale commitment to purchase a license plate for your vehicle that advocates for our great Nursing profession. The email link is listed in the last bullet point. All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org saying that you would like to receive an application for the license plate. We have a total of 43 commitments to date, but we need 250 commitments before the DMV will begin to make the license plates. The Center for Nursing Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Center for Nursing which was created some years ago by our Nebraska Legislature to support the work of ensuring an adequate workforce for Nursing in the state of Nebraska. One of the recent initiatives of the Center has been to work with a consultant to build a Nursing Demand Model that will indicate the actual “demand” for nurses in the state compared to our “supply” information that we receive from licensure renewals each year. The Center for Nursing is asking every nurse to help raise funds for important work that the Center does for Nursing! Please send your email to reserve a license plate & pass the word onto your nurse friends and family! ( Be sure to attach the flyer.) … Continue reading →
Nominate an emerging nurse leader now! See details and nomination form here. … Continue reading →